American Horror Story Airing Of Grievances

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American Horror Story Airing Of Grievances

Hey everyone and happy weekend! This week, the teasers for American Horror Story season six have began to surface, leaving everyone to wonder just what the theme is going to be. This usually would be a time when I would start to get very excited for just what lies in store for AHS, but unfortunately, I just can’t get on board for this upcoming season. Take a look at the teaser trailer and then let’s discuss:

If you recall from my posts about last season, AHS: Hotel, I had to quit watching after episode seven or so. I just couldn’t take it. I thought Coven was bad but last season really really sucked with a capital S and a capital UCKED. From the very first episode I could pick out what the problem was and a lot of people will probably disagree with me but that’s okay. My number one issue with AHS: Hotel was…Lady Gaga.

That’s right. I said it. I genuinely believe in my heart of hearts that Lady Gaga was the worst thing to happen to AHS so the fact that she is coming back for an encore in season six instantly turns me off to the show already. Unpopular opinion? Probably – but let me explain!

The major issue with having someone like Lady Gaga cast as the lead is that every. single. scene. has to revolve around her. I just couldn’t take it anymore in Hotel. I was sick of her soft core sex scenes, her dull performance, and the fact that she was now the queen bee of the show when she wasn’t doing much of anything.

Lady Gaga single handedly took away the ensemble effort of what made American Horror Story so special in the first place. When every character was committing to the story in a way that did not directly revolve around one character *cough cough* is when the show was something amazing. But when you take away the ensemble effort, you just end up with a program that isn’t even worth watching.

I feel like every scene was directed in a way that would make all of Gaga’s “little monsters” stick around to watch more and this resulted in a season that was campy, trashy, and an all around hot mess. I stand firmly in my beliefs that 1) The show is nothing without Jessica Lange. 2) They should have went with an unknown to become the new AHS queen bee. 3) OR if seniority and talent were an actual thing being considered, Sarah Paulson should have became the female lead.

So, am I going to tune in to the new season of American Horror Story? Yes, I will because I am curious and because I want lifewithlilred to maintain its status as a one stop shop for all things AHS. Am I thrilled about it? Absolutely not. After this rant, how could I be?! But as always, rest assured that when the new season airs, you can always find the latest AHS scoop here on lifewithlilred!

So there you have it, my American Horror Story Airing Of Grievances! Who has any ideas on what season six’s theme is going to be? Does anyone feel similarly to what I described in this post? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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  1. As for the trailer…I don’t know what to say. I have mixed feelings on AHS even though I’m a huge horror fan. I actually really liked Coven, though the writing fell off a bit toward the end. I couldn’t even finish Haunted Hotel because I was so disappointed with it. I didn’t mind Lady Gaga until I read your point, and you’re completely right; the show is supposed to equally showcase most of the actors, which was one strong component of the writing. I didn’t find her arc incredibly interesting. Not likely to tune in for Season 6

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    • I’ve heard a lot of people say that they’re Coven fans and my sister actually had a change of heart after she rewatched the season so once I finish binging on Breaking Bad I might have to give it another shot! I’m excited to learn the theme for season six but that’s about it. I was actually so pumped when I learned the theme of season five but they crushed those hopes and dreams to the ground pretty quick!

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  2. I have had the same thoughts about Jessica Lange! She is Queen bee of AHS. I was actually a bigger fan of Coven than I thought I would be. I’m such a big horror fan but of course AHS takes horror to a completely different level! I’m equally ready to find out the theme for sesaon 6! Thanks for sharing. xx

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